Holder before the change of coach, Johann Lepenant is no longer part of the eleven since the appointment of Laurent Blanc. But the middle of Olympique Lyonnais saw it rather well.
Everything went very quickly for Johann Lepenant. Moving from Stade Malherbe Caen to Olympique Lyonnais this summer, the midfielder discovered another world. Yes, it’s not the same at allcompared the summer recruit in the columns of Ouest-France. It’s a bigger club, with more media. Everything is bigger. But everything is going well for me. Indeed, Johann Lepenant quickly settled into the standard team of former coach Peter Bosz.
” My goal was to go higher, to play a level above. When I arrived in Lyon, I was happy, I discovered the Ligue 1 championship. I play good matches and I’m happyhe commented. (…) I am satisfied with my start to the season. I didn’t expect to play so much. I had a lot of playing time, in almost every game. I’m very happy and I hope it will continue. His status has nevertheless changed since the change of coach.
Given the club’s situation, Laurent Blanc prefers to rely on experienced players. As a result, the 20-year-old midfielder started only one of the five games under the orders of Cévennes. ” When Laurent Blanc arrived, I left the eleven. But he was straight and clear with me, so it went wellreassured the Gone. He told me he preferred the experience, no worries about that. For two or three games, I have been playing again. It’s going well (smiles). »
By winning the favors of Laurent Blanc, Johann Lepenant will be able to help Olympique Lyonnais, eighth after 15 days, to get closer to the Ligue 1 podium. We are not in the place where we wanted to be at the truce. From a collective point of view, it was not the best, we expected a little better. It’s a bit disappointing for the club, but we will react in the second half of the season “, announced the former Caennais, while his team is 10 points behind their goal.